In 2017 I drove with two friends from Oslo to Stockholm and then took a car ferry to Åland, an autonomous region of Finland. We continued to Turku by ferry, and from there to Helsinki by car. After one night in Helsinki, we took a cruise ferry to Saint Petersburg, where we could stay up to 72 hours without a visa. Then we took the cruise ferry back to Helsinki, drove to Turku and took a car ferry past and through Åland, back to Sweden. Finally we drove back home to Oslo.
Åland, located in the Baltic Sea, has over 6500 islands.
Helsinki is the capital and largest city in Finland.
Saint Petersburg has earlier been known as Petrograd and Leningrad, but has had the current name since 1991.